Google’s Android in home automation

AutoHTN

eHomeUpgrade recently posted a nice example of using Google’s Android in home automation. The project is called AutoHTN and developed by Home Theater Network (HTN). The new software allows to consumers automate and control lighting, security sensors, cameras, electrical outlets, thermostats, streaming video from a HTPC, window blinds, and receivers from mobile phones. Sure the mobile phones should support coming soon Android.

To work with multiple automation protocols such as Z-wave, UPB, and X10 AutoHTN uses the xPL automation protocol. The video streaming is done with VideoLAN, which allows to stream video even via Internet directly to mobile phone with installed AutoHTN.

The AutoHTN looks really cool. But Android is not yet released, there is no any Android powered mobile phone and it isn’t clear will be AutoHTN is free or we should spend some money to pump our mobiles. In any case, it’s good example of application of revolutionary Google’s technology.

[via eHomeUpgrade]

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  • 3 comments:

    1. mrHTN, 6. May 2008, 5:44

      AutoHTN will be free. Z-wave, UPB, and X10 devices aren’t expensive either so it shouldn’t be too pricey to automate and control a home.

       
  • joey, 24. May 2010, 7:26

    good article aout android home automation here http://www.techablog.net/2010/04/28/android-could

     
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